The ultimate guide to survival: in the wilderness, in the city, in planes, in cars and in the home
How to stay alive in every dangerous situation - with over 500 colour illustrations showing techniques, tactics and tricks of the trade and 80 step by step training projects for extreme life skills to use in emergencies
Self-sufficiency in the wild: survival skills and bushcraft techniques for finding shelter and water, making fire and finding food; protecting yourself from wildlife and the natural environment; making improvised tools and equipment; and preparing natural remedies for medical emergencies
Protection and staying alive when everyday situations become life-threatening: the terrorist threat; surviving as a hostage; self-defence and street skills; dangers in the home; accident avoidance behind the wheel - defensive driving and countering road rage; the do's and don'ts of being a tourist; escape and rescue plans; medical emergencies
Expert advice will enhance the survival instinct and improve risk awareness: helps avoid hazardous situations; respond positively and calmly to confrontation; build confidence through knowledge; increase mental strength and will power
This is the ultimate guide to survival in extreme situations - those events we think will never happen to us, but which one day will. This book is the key to surviving ultimate life-threatening events, accidents, random attacks and politically motivated insurgancies where we live, work or take our holidays. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this professional survivors' manual will save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes - at home; in the office; in the street; when travelling in unknown and inhospitable situations; when exposed to the wilderness.
Written by accomplished experts in the field, this book reveals the secrets of bushcraft, tradecraft and streetcraft, and teaches the essential skills needed to survive in any jeopardy. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, the manual deals with identifying and anticipating hazard early enough to develop and implement response strategies and mechanisms giving you the edge on adversity - so when chance hits out at you, this book immediately gets the odds back on your side.
Structured into two sections, the first section concentrates on the bushcraft techniques needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to find protection from the elements; how to find drinking water; how to make a fire, hunt and trap animals for food, or find your way without a map and compass.
The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, self-defence against personal attacks, how to act when a tourist, how to deal with car hijacking and road rage, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies.
The professional advice is designed to enhance the survival instinct and improve risk awareness: the reader is shown how to anticipate and avoid hazardous situations, and where avoidance is impossible, to respond positively and calmly to confrontation. This is the perfect manual to help you build confidence through knowledge, increase mental strength and will power, and to obtain the street and wilderness skills, strategies, instincts and intuition that will keep you alive in that once-in-a-lifetime moment of extreme need.
Anthonio Akkermans first started learning these skills when he met the man who was to become his mentor, Ofer Israeli. Ofer guided Anthonio from being interested in Native American culture and skills to truly caring for nature and all its resources. He taught Anthonio to live on the earth as well as how to teach these valuable skills to others. Under tutelage of Ofer, Anthonio first started passing on these skills in the form of a youth group aimed at children attending the Waldorf Steiner school in Maastricht, Netherlands, that met once every two weeks. When Anthonio moved away to London, he continued practising learned skills while taking many courses with the Tracker school in New Jersey led by Tom Brown. During his time in London, Anthonio also specialized in flint knapping and bow-making. In 2001, he moved to Northern Ireland, where he started a school called Wild-Live. Through Wild-Live, he now teaches hundreds of people a year how to live naturally and in harmony with nature and how to connect on a very basic level to the wilderness surrounding them. He also works for Queens University and various museums on a regular basis, instructing in experimental archaeology and replicating existing artifacts.
Bill Mattos has been kayaking for over thirty years and has paddled all over the planet in pursuit of an ambition to kayak on every continent and in every ocean. He has competed in a wide variety of kayaking disciplines, including freestyle to World Championship level as a member of the 1995 and 1997 British Freestyle Team. He has won National and Eurocup events including several times the prestigious Bitches Rodeo in Wales, and has successfully surfed the fearsome Teahupo'o wave in French Polynesia, which had never before been ridden by kayakers. Bill has worked as a professional kayaker, designer, writer, model, photographer and videographer as well as being involved in the business and marketing side of the kayaking industry. He runs several companies which manufacture equipment and clothing for extreme sports and professional rescue use, and has written a number of books and scores of magazine articles on outdoor related matters. He currently lives in Cornwall where he surfs and kayaks every day there's nothing better to do. For more information go to www.billmattos.com
Bob Morrison is a military photojournalist who has contributed to the British newsstand magazine COMBAT & SURVIVAL since the early 1990s, and edited it since 1997. In addition to its primarily military content, this magazine is the only non-American English language magazine to cover survival topics on a regular monthly basis.
Author of nine books covering subjects ranging from the 1991 Gulf War to military vehicles to NATO’s Cold War multinational deterrent force, he is also Military Editor of Land Rover Monthly and runs the specialist Military Scene defence images library. His assignments for both magazines have allow him to travel extensively, from snows of the Arctic to the High Veldt of South Africa, via the Sahara and Arabian deserts.
Through covering the conflicts in the Former Yugoslavia, he has witnessed how the civilian population adapts to and exists in combat zones. His travels to some of the more remote places have also given brief insights to how man adapts to cope with extremes of climate and the deprivations of living beneath the poverty level, in conditions that most Europeans and North Americans could never contemplate.
Bob also worked for a short period on the nuclear biological and chemical filtration systems for British Army armoured vehicles.
Henry Wilson (Harry) Cook is the Chief Instructor of the Seijinkai Karate-do Association, a British based martial arts group dedicated to the practice of traditional Okinawan and Japanese martial arts and related systems. Harry has worked in television and have been technical adviser and commentator for a number of programs dealing with the martial arts and applied self defense. One series, a three part program entitled Budo Sai, was shown nationally and received very favourable reviews from both the general public and the martial arts community. Harry is author of several highly regarded martial arts books including The Precise History of Shotokan Karate, Samurai: The Story of a Warrior Tradition, Way of the Warrior Volumes 1 and 2 and Martial Arts Karate. Harry has been a regular columnist in Europe’s leading martial arts magazine Fighting Arts International, as well as contributing articles on a wide range of subjects and interviews with leading teachers and practitioners of the martial arts and related subjects. Currently he writes a regular column in Dragon Times magazine, based in California.
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